Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

CURRENT BARGAINING

President Wayne Garner and Business Agent Ryan Adams were back at the bargaining table with NCSG TransTech and Sarens Canada this week. The Membership for both companies rejected the first offers presented to them so the process continued for NCSG TransTech under Federal Mediation and Sarens Canada under Provincial Mediation. This resulted in a offer for settlement for NCSG TransTech which will be voted on a dual ballot asking for acceptance or authorization for strike action if necessary.

Unfortunately a Memorandum could not be reached with Sarens Canada and the mediator was instructed to write out and the Parties are now in what is referred to under the Code as a cooling off period. The Union will be asking the membership for a strike vote.

Business Agent Benrie Haggarty is waiting for new offer from Lafarge Pipe and held a Medicine Hat area meeting and an area meeting in Lethbridge as well.

Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur was preparing for the Lafarge Edmonton vote that happened on Thursday. He also had a conference call with SUEZ, related to Temporary Workers in the Edmonton MRF.

President Wayne Garner was in Fort McMurray for Clean Harbors Town Halls and Diversified Transportation Membership Meeting.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Vice – President Jordan Madarash and Business Agent Richard Brown attended proposal meetings for Garda Pre-Board Screeners in Edmonton Calgary and also attended grievance meetings for Garda in Calgary.

Business Agent Ken Jarvis educated UPS preload employees on their rights in our contract on hours of service and scheduled start times – especially if you’re not notified at the end of your shift.

Business Agent Lukas Eichel-Fominov has been working with Stacy Tulp on organizing strategies this week.

Business Agent Mary Snyder attended the monthly union meeting for the Oilsand Operators this week. She also attended Clean Harbors grievance meetings held at the Ruth Lake Offices.

Business Agents Richard Brown and Mike Dunphy attended several days of National Health & Safety Policy Committee (NHSPC) meetings for Garda Cash.